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The air traffic control announcement Monday is the start of a "infrastructure week" planned by the Trump administration. The organisation, which supported a similar proposal a year ago, said it believes more reliable funding streams are critical, but wants to see "specifics".
  • Boxed in: Trump felt no choice but to keep Sessions

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    Still, Trump might not want to fire Sessions for the simple reason that he might have an awfully tough time getting a replacement through the Senate. Both versions of Trump's travel ban have been blocked by federal courts. On Monday morning, Trump also continued his crusade against the Department of Justice's role in implementing his immigration executive order that was twice struck down nationwide by appeals courts.
  • Gay Trump Supporters Say They Were Booted from Charlotte's Pride Parade

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    Understand the history of the LGBTQ community's fight for equal rights, beginning with the Stonewall riots in New York City in 1969 , and how those police raids set off a national movement for LGBTQ civil equality. Talbert now plans to file a discrimination lawsuit against Charlotte Pride . Cathy Martin, co-chair of the McDonald's PRIDE Network , said that the new boxes are a "fun way to show our support of the LGBTQ community using one of McDonald's most iconic and recognizable ...
  • GOP Senators: Sessions Will Stay Loyal to Trump

    GOP Senators: Sessions Will Stay Loyal to Trump

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    If Attorney General Jeff Sessions' future in the Trump administration is safe, the White House certainly isn't letting on. Sessions had suggested in the past several weeks he might resign amid the widening discord, according to another US official.
  • Judge won't dismiss Michelle Carter case; defense to begin calling witnesses

    Judge won't dismiss Michelle Carter case; defense to begin calling witnesses

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    Michael Bates, the law enforcement official who extracted thousands of messages from phones belonging to Roy and Carter. According to testimony from this week, on July 12, 2014, the day of Roy's suicide, Carter texted a classmate, "He just called me and there was a loud noise like a motor ..." On July 3, 2014, Carter texted: "Are you gonna do it tonight?" I thought you really wanted to die, but apparently you don't.
  • Comey begins Senate testimony on Trump, Russia

    Comey begins Senate testimony on Trump, Russia

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    The key issue before the Senate Intelligence Committee was whether Trump sought to obstruct the investigation in nine conversations with Comey this year, leading up to his dismissal of the FBI chief on May 9. In his opening statement , Comey somberly accused the Trump administration of spreading "lies, plain and simple" in the aftermath of his abrupt ouster, declaring that the administration "chose to defame me and, more importantly, the FBI" by claiming the bureau was in disorder.
  • Myanmar navy ship, fishermen find bodies in search for plane

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    There was conflicting information on the number of people on board the Shaanxi Y8 plane when it disappeared, but in the latest update the military said it was carrying a total of 122 people. The plane lost contact 29 minutes after take-off while flying at 18,000 feet (5,485 metres) over the Andaman Sea, an earlier military statement said, adding that a Burmese air force patrol had spotted evidence of oil on the surface of the water 16 miles from the port of Dawei, Tenasserim Division.
  • Iran implicitly blames Saudis, US for Tehran terror attacks

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    Last August, the government announced it had executed a number of Kurdish Islamic extremists from a group known as Towhid and Jihad after convicting them of armed robbery, killing civilians and planning bomb attacks . The two countries don't maintain diplomatic relations, and the Trump administration has emphasized the need to counter Iran's influence. "They look for a way to destabilize our country".
  • 'No reason' to cancel Trump's United Kingdom visit

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    Donald Trump Jr. joined his father in criticizing London Mayor Sadiq Khan in an interview that aired Tuesday on ABC. Khan told Channel 4 that there were " many things" that the US President was wrong about, and that the state visit should not go ahead.
  • Comey says Trump fired him to undermine FBI Russia investigation

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    We know this not merely from the text but because Comey actually did not interpret anything said as obstruction of justice . Trump's personal attorney delivered a full-throated statement shortly after the hearing and flatly denied that the president asked Comey for loyalty or to let Michael Flynn go.
  • Intelligence chiefs unsure what can say publicly

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    In written remarks submitted to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday - a day before his much-anticipated testimony - Comey said he remembered nine separate private conversations with President Trump . "I replied only that 'he is a good guy'". HEINRICH: Did Director Comey ever share details of his conversations with the president with you. Both men declined to answer the questions, leading to tense exchanges.